On June 14, 2023, the largest shipwreck of the last decades took place in the Mediterranean Sea, with 78 dead, 568 missing and only 104 survivors. “The boat, with more than 750 refugees on board, has been located and supervised by Frontex, the Greek and Italian Coastguard 24 hours prior to it’ s capsize. No intervention was made, against all international guidelines and the law of the sea,” inform the “Aus der Nacht heraus” film festival organizers.
To discuss the obvious human rights violations, on June 23, 2023, at 7:30pm, Senior Landecker Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos is speaking at the “Aus der Nacht heraus 5″ film festival in Berlin for an evening dedicated to solidarity with refugees and against pushbacks and E.U. criminal migration policy.
The program will start with an expert panel discussion with Iason and Quitterie Pinton, Legal Coordinator at the Human Rights Legal Project, followed by a screening of “The Mediterranean: The Refugee Graveyard” (2020) by Etienne Huber & Jean-Baptiste Renaud.
Join the event
- June 23, 7:30pm in Berlin
- Learn more about the event & RSVP via this Facebook page.
Iason is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.